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The body contains multiple deep touch pressure receptors that communicate to the nervous system.

The same way that a reassuring hug can ease fear, or the way swaddling a baby can reduce fussiness, so weighted blankets also calm and reassure through gentle, firm pressure. Deep touch pressure (DTP) can reduce cortisol levels and increase melatonin levels, as well.

This means calmer nerves and better sleep!

For more information on how to find the best weighted blanket, consult our Ultimate Weighted Blanket Guide.

Weight and Size

Most weighted blankets are made by stitching pockets out of a grid pattern and filling the pockets with weighted filling such as tiny poly pellets or micro glass beads.

The quilted pocket pattern helps keep the weight evenly distributed throughout the blanket.

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